Feb 18, 2013 5:30am PST
iphones to from eye phon electric cars. they've made a breakthrough in green technology that could turn a trash to cash. >> from a grocery store to garbage dump, there is a global glut of plastic bags. 100 billion are discarded each year in the u.s. alone, just 13 percent are recycled and the rustling on lawns and in landfills for centuries. craig reddix hundreds of years to degrade. >> they want to end all that. the scientists at this laboratory have found a way to turn the bags into batteries. >> there are many benefits. a very important product. >> in the past, this were not able to mix different kinds of plastics, and he found a way around that. the cuts the bags up and stuffed them into a metal tube, as the catalyst, and he'd sit to 700 degrees celsius. then in a few hours he has a black powder and then carbon, it sells for more than gold. in a few minutes each and converted into this watch battery. all the green technology in the world does not do any good unless people use it. for that, it has to be made inexpensively. that's what these scientists are working on. >> the more ener
Feb 12, 2013 5:30am PST
and that is actually on technology, keeping in touch with people. now he will give it to someone else because he is too ill. it is shocking. >> a paypal resignation was also making headlines in south korea where 11% of the population is catholic. asia is one of the fastest- growing regions for catholicism. as much shock as there is, there's a slight hope that this could possibly be the time that a representative from asia to be elected to the papal seat. it would usher in a new era in catholicism. the church has not had a non westernport in the modern age -- non-western pope. many feel it would create a more global church. his sudden resignation leaves the door open to many possibilities and maybe the most modern of thing to happen to the church yet. >> we should admire him. it's a good example to other leaders. if you cannot fulfill your duties as a leader, then you should step down. >> with his departure on their minds, the faithful at st. joseph's in hong kong prepare for service. they are praying for his successor and have faith that no matter what's, the catholic church will survive. al jazeera, h
Feb 16, 2013 2:00pm PST
technology in the united states could be able to help blind people to see again. >> hello and welcome to the look at world weather. we'll start in the americas and across south america we've seen heavy showers across peru and bolivia, towards paraguy and southern brazil. forecast suggests we could see heavy downpours, a wet one in buenos aires. further north a scattering of showers across the amazon basin a move towards venezuela and colombia scattering showers here. as we move through into the caribbean, we have a trough of low pressure extending across the region so we are likely to see cloudy skies for jamaica and one or two heavy downpours particularly havana and cuba, 19 degrees. showers expected for panama and costa rica. much of mexico, dry and fine, 24 degrees expected in mexico city. in north america, cold in the northeast as temperatures at or below freezing certainly for eastern parts of canada looking cold. towards the west, snow across the rockies, dry further south with highs of 21 in l.a. >> welcome back.